Clean Eats: Easy weeknight salad
  • January 4, 2014
  • After stuffing everything into a day that you possibly can – including workouts, work and making sure you call your mother (call your mother) – a healthy dinner can bring the entire day to the right kind of close. And  – there’s nothing wrong with sneaking in some QT over the dining room table.

    Fiance and I try to split up cooking duties and this salad is a mainstay on our menu. It’s packed with protein, loaded with veggies and it’s a house flavor-ite.

    Here’s what we have on hand to bring this meal together (makes 2 servings):

    • 2 Chicken breasts (usually prepped Sundays and marinated in a little olive oil, garlic salt, dried onions, balsamic vinegar and a splash of orange juice)
    • 1/2 cup quinoa
    • 1 avocado, sliced and divided in 2
    • 1 cup of tomatoes – I usually choose cherry tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup black beans
    • 2 cups arugula
    • Dress with balsamic vinegar/ 1 TBS olive oil/salt and pepper

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    What’s your go-to quick, healthy meal?

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.